Welcome to Historic Ellicott City

The Howard County Historical Society is partnering with Historic Ellicott City and the Friends of the Patapsco Female Institute to host a “Deja Vu and Nearly New Sale” at Mt. Ida, 3691 Sarahs Lane, Ellicott City on Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. as part of the National Road Yard Sale. HEC will have a table and we are asking friends and neighbors to donate their gently used items to HEC.  Items can be dropped off Monday (5/11) and Tuesday (5/12) from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. On Wednesday (5/13) and Thursday (5/14),  items can dropped off between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.  If you have a large amount of items, we can arrange for a pick up by e-mailing historicec@hotmail.com. You can reserve your own space and/or table by contacting info@hchsmd.org.


Meriwether Farm
2014 HEC, Inc. 
Show House

Nominate A Home For 2016 Decorator Show House

Thousands of people toured the Meriwether Farm (circa 1805) Decorator Show House in the fall making 2014’s event one of the most successful in HEC history. Many thanks to our hard working talented designers who transformed this houses into a work of art. Special thanks to all our friends who purchased tickets and made this event so successful.

Do you know a house that would make a great 2016 Decorator Show House? The Show House Committee is already busy visiting possible sites but they are far from making a final decision. Nominate your house or one in your neighborhood. The ideal house would be an old stately home in Howard County with the ability to use/create parking nearby. The house should be in livable condition needing mostly design and cosmetic improvements. Send your nomination to historicEC@hotmail.com.  View the criteria for the ideal house.

This will be the 30th Anniversary of the Decorator Show House and we want this year to be the best one yet! Watch for details.

Historic Ellicott City wants you to explore our beautiful city, so we would like to encourage you to take one of our customized driving tours. These tours will take you to some of our most historic locations, giving you an up close and personal perspective on our historic mill town, founded by the Ellicott Brothers in 1772. To view all of our driving tours and start exploring our beautiful city, please click here.